Monthly Archives: April 2014

A To Z Blogging Challenge: Novel VS Novella

Now here is a post that I really enjoyed courtesy of Lyn C. And the Ragged Writers! Make sure to go check them out!

Ragged Writers

As writers, word counts are a very important part of writing. Why are they so important? Because the word count can determine how your piece is classified: as in is it a novella or a full-fledged novel?

For many, the difference between a novel and a novella are so miniscule that they don’t see any real difference between the two. But for many writers, those little differences can mean the world.

So what’s the biggest difference between a novel and a novella? That, again, would be the word count. A novella is typically described as a written piece of work that has a word count between 20,000 and 50,000 words. A novel is then classified as anything that is 50,000 words or more. So besides the obvious number difference in word counts are there many other differences between the two? Without getting too technical, there really isn’t much of a…

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